J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours

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Joseph Mallord William Turner The Arrival of Louis-Philippe: Shipping in Portsmouth Harbour 1844

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
The Arrival of Louis-Philippe: Shipping in Portsmouth Harbour 1844
D35951
Turner Bequest CCCLXIV 108
Watercolour on white wove paper, 236 x 310 mm
Blind-stamped with Turner Bequest monogram right of centre
Inscribed in red ink ‘108’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCCLXIV – 108’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Like the other works grouped here, this relates to the arrival of Louis-Philippe, King of the French, at Portsmouth Harbour on 8 October 1844, as discussed in the Introductions to this subsection and the overall section.1 Here, small sailing boats pass larger vessels, with bunting apparent in the distance towards the right; for other examples see the subsection’s Introduction.
1
See also Warrell 2013, p.10, and Smiles 2014, p.168.
Verso:
Blank; inscribed in ink ‘3’ bottom left, upside down (for other sheets numbered in this way see the Introduction to this subsection); inscribed in pencil ‘ccclxiv’ bottom right; stamped in black with Turner Bequest monogram over ‘CCCLXIV – 108’ towards bottom right.

Matthew Imms
September 2016

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘The Arrival of Louis-Philippe: Shipping in Portsmouth Harbour 1844 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, September 2016, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, March 2017, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-the-arrival-of-louis-philippe-shipping-in-portsmouth-harbour-r1185697, accessed 25 June 2019.